The Jiggs Whigham pBone brings a fun and intriguing twist to the traditional trombone. With its plastic construction, this lightweight instrument sounds remarkably like typical brass trombones. The pBone features a .500-inch bore design pitched in Bb, creating an authentic rich lower sound like its brass-playing equivalent. It also has an ergonomic grip for comfort and an overall weight of only 1.8 pounds. The pBone features a fiberglass slide with brass slide stockings on the inner hand slide to keep the slide moving freely. The hand slide will feel smoother the more you play the instrument, and you can even play the instrument without the need for slide lubrication. Designed by award-winning musicians, the eco-friendly virtually indestructible trombone is for kids from beginner to intermediate levels! Creates an authentic robust sound approved by music teachers. Fully sustainable and recyclable.